Tag Archives: u.s. anti-doping agency

To ‘cleanse’ cycling, but at what cost?

TweetIt’s official: Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has been banned for life — even though he’s retired. UCI, the international cycling union, will not challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s punishment, and the event will have no official champion from 1999-2005.
Says UCI president Pat McQuaid, long derided as [...]

The dubious deeds of the sports ‘justice’ system

TweetBravo — no, bravissimo — to Elliott Turner for his excoriation of the sports governing bodies involved in disciplinary proceedings against Lance Armstrong (doping) and Chelsea soccer star John Terry (racial taunting of another player).
Turner’s withering discourse on The Classical gets to the heart of the problem of the “kangaroo courts” of sports. Bodies like [...]